Speaker: Roar Bjonnes

Roar Bjonnes

Roar Bjonnes

Roar Bjonnes is the co-founder of Systems Change Alliance, a long-time environmental activist and a writer on ecology and alternative economics, which he terms eco-economics. He was the editor of the American Common Future magazine in the mid-90s, a magazine which featured some of the first articles taking a critical look at the so-called sustainable development model. He is the co-author of the book Growing a New Economy, which outlines the macro-economic framework for an eco-economy and which world-renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben calls “a hopeful account of the possibilities contained in our current crisis.”

Musings on Systems Change with Roar Bjonnes

Environmental Ignorance and Wisdom

Learning from human history. Not all peoples and cultures from the past were environmentalists. What can we learn from their mistakes?

Musings on Systems Change with Roar Bjonnes

Green Gone Wrong

Is sustainable capitalism just another green mean machine or does it hold the promise of a new economy? Can we solve our environmental problems by producing and buying green products?

Musings on Systems Change with Roar Bjonnes

Green Capitalism: An Oxymoron

Is making capitalism more green a practical strategy? How can an economy built on greed create global economic justice and ecological balance?